I rejoice in the success of the vitally needed, timely conference with
Latin American representatives; greatly welcome the decisions reached and
the plans formulated. The first year of the second Bahá'í century should
witness the establishment of a Spiritual Assembly in every remaining Republic
and be signalized by a steady increase in the number of pioneers for both
Latin and North America; by a further multiplication of groups, a wider
dissemination of Bahá'í literature in both Spanish and Portuguese, closer
relationships consolidating the communities and more effective contact by
these communities with the masses of the population and all races and classes.
I am ardently praying for mighty victories in every field as essential
preliminary to the emergence of independent National Spiritual Assemblies and
as indispensable prelude to launching in other continents, soon after the
termination of the world conflict, the second stage of the momentous World
Plan so intimately associated by `Abdu'l-Bahá with the future destinies of
the illustrious American Bahá'í Community.
July 17, 1944